If you've noticed our serene lakefront view spotted by an unusual number of small structures and tents this season, it isn't your imagination.
Storm Lake has become a hot spot for ice fishermen for the first time in nearly a decade. It is drawing anglers from a number of counties as word of good walleye action spreads by word of mouth. The result is interest and income for the community.
Mike Cook works the third shift at the Pella Windows plant in Carroll. After a two hour nap he and his father commonly load the pickup and rush to Storm Lake to set up shop. And an impressive shop it is.
The collapsible tent, or "shanty" as they're often called, folds out from the size of a suitcase to an eight foot structure that will comfortably fit two.
Read the rest of this article in the 1/20 Pilot Tribune.